Suboxone Possession, Intent to Distribute & Prescription Forgery Defense
Suboxone or buprenorphine is a drug that the mainstream probably would have no knowledge of by name. The situation is much different for those fighting addiction or seeking this powerful drug for illegal use. Indeed, the frequency of suboxone-related offenses like possession without a valid prescription, selling and distributing, and prescription forgery or fraud are becoming more and more common in our practice. The reality is, however, that a criminal conviction for one of these controlled dangerous substance (CDS) charges carries stiff consequences. It is therefore wise to seek the advice of an experienced attorney if you were arrested, charged or indicted for a suboxone offense. The lawyers at our firm can assist you in this regard as they possess years of skill and knowledge from handling prescription drug offenses like these. Reach one of our attorneys immediately at 1-877-450-8301 to get the information you deserve regarding the law and how we would go about avoiding potential penalties. One of the lawyers at our defense office would be more than happy to help you.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone and subutex are brand names for buprenorphine. The drug is most commonly known as “suboxone.” It is a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS). While it is mostly known as a tool in treating opiate addiction, it can also be used for chronic pain and as an antidepressant. Individuals usually come into contact with this medication because they are addicted to opiates.
Suboxone charges arise in a wide range of cases and grades of crime. The typical case involves possession without a prescription or possession with intent to distribute suboxone. There are also those instances where our firm is enlisted to defend charges alleging a forged, fraudulently obtained prescription, or stolen prescription. Theft of prescription pads and tablets probably predominate in this regard. The grade of these offenses can be third degree, second degree and even first degree. The jail exposure for a third-degree crime is up to five years, for a second-degree offense it is up to ten years and for first-degree charges, up to twenty years in jail.
Get Help From a New Jersey Prescription Drug Lawyer
It should be readily clear that a good lawyer is an absolute must if you are facing suboxone charges. The law is inflexible so the key to reducing or eliminating penalties is thorough preparation and experience. In this regard, our attorneys clearly possess the knowledge, skill and information to successfully defend you. Reach an attorney immediately at 1-877-450-8301.